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: Racing from Hurst Park

A visit to this Thames-side racecourse to see two of the afternoon's principal races on the first day of the Autumn Meeting.
(to 14.45 app.)


Commentator: Peter Dimmock
Commentator: Peter O'Sullevan
Race-reader: Roger Mortimer
Paddock Commentator: Clive Graham

: Newsreel

(Composite edition)
(to 15.55)

: For the Children

Fairy Tales: 2: Goat's Ears
Told by Philip Cunningham.
Bill Hooper paints the pictures
John Vallier improvises the music

5.40 Picking Out a Tune: 3: Changing the Key
Sidney Harrison's programme on playing the piano by ear.

5.55-6.15 Sports and Games
Another programme in which personalities in the field of sport give advice on their own particular game.


Storyteller (Fairy Tales): Philip Cunningham
Painter (Fairy Tales): Bill Hooper
Music (Fairy Tales): John Vallier
Pianist/Presenter (Picking Out a Tune): Sidney Harrison

: I Made News: 6: Double Bill

A documentary series of true newspaper stories.
Ex-Superintendent Robert Fabian of Scotland Yard describes the part he played in two contrasted cases.


Producer: Robert Barr
Speaker: Robert Fabian
Director: Leonard Brett

: In the News

An unrehearsed discussion on topics of the week.
Speakers: Lord Hailsham, Frank Owen, Maurice Edelman M.P., A.J.P. Taylor
Chairman: Frank Byers


Speaker: Lord Hailsham
Speaker: Frank Owen
Speaker: Maurice Edelman, M.P.
Speaker: A.J.P. Taylor
Chairman: Frank Byers
Arranged by: Edgar Lustgarten
Presented by: John Irwin

: Amateur Boxing: Army v. London

Viewers can see some of the bouts in the fifth annual match between teams representing the Amateur Boxing Associations of London and the Army.
From the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Commentator: Eamonn Andrews
Commentator: Harry Carpenter

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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